The Alternative Dutch Dictionary: hol

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hol pronunciation
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etymology 1
noun: {{nl-noun}}
  1. A hole, hollow, cavity
  2. (nautical) A cargo hold
  3. (vulgar) An anus, arsehole; both anatomical senses of butt Dat zal je hol deerlijk bezuren, rekel! Your arse will pay dearly for that, scamp!
  4. Any other bodily cavity
  5. A dug-out animal dwelling, such as a rabit's or badger's burrow
  6. (figuratively) An unsanitary and/or unpleasant place
  7. An artificial opening such as a slit
Synonyms: (hole) gat, opening, (arse) aars, gat, reet, (dug-out animal dwelling) leger, burcht, pijp, (cavity) holte, uitsparing
adjective: {{nl-adj}}
  1. hollow, having an empty space inside
  • vol, gevuld
  • solide
etymology 2
noun: {{nl-noun}}
  1. A run, the action running
verb: {{nl-verb-form}}
  1. nl-verb form of hollen
  2. nl-verb form of hollen
etymology 3 unknown, perhaps cognate with hill
noun: {{nl-noun}}
  1. A small height in the landscape, such as
    1. a hill (like the Utrecht city wall ruins)
    2. a sloping road (as in Rotterdam)

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